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    September 7, 2012
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teams getting ready to battle this evening, but one phone last last saturday said in motion the expulsion of five kids. it's just basically almost mind-boggling. they -- it's kind of crazy, and i guess maybe a little out of control. >> the school community is saddened and hurt by the actions of these few, who do not reflect the character of a community. >> the principal five football players called three prostitutes back to their hotel room last saturday. the school says 65 players were on the trip chaperoned by 18 results and routine bed checks were done until 1:30 a.m. mcmahon said the last hall check was 4:30 a.m. >> the incident referred to on
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the newspaper occurred after 5:00 a.m. >> reporter: as of this afternoon, a school spokesperson told news4 that all five students have been expelled from dematha high school. one school is clear, parents and the school are lending support to the football staff. >> the school stands behind his coach, the school staff who monitored the trip and our students. >> if the kids did it behind their backs, it's kind of hard, they have to get their rest, too. >> so it's a tough one, both sides, parents and the kids, to be in that situation. >> reporter: and the team was staying at a holiday inn near the raleigh durham airport. i spoke with authorities down there. they said they are actually going to launch an investigation into what happened as well. calvert hall and dematha said to battle this evening around 7:30. coming up at 6:00, we'll hear from paints who sea they don't plan to take their kits
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out of the school or the program. a 16-year-old learned his sentence today for killing his 92-year-old neighbor in prince george's county. he received the maximum sentence, 60 years in prison after pleating guilty to second-degree murder. he admitted stabbing her several times after they got into an argument. he also total police he render to her district heights home later that day and he stole her purse. a new jobs report released today shows u.s. employer added fewer than expected jobs action fewer jobs than expect indeed august. there were just 96,000 new jobs while it was expected to see at least 125,000 working. the report immediately became a campaign issue in the race for the president. >> the president said at this time we would be at 5.4%. instead we're at about 8%. you know the difference that
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makes? 9 million people. >> business once again added jobs for the 30th month in a row. that's not good enough, we know it's not good enough. we need to create more jobs faster. >> economists say about 200,000 a month are needed. last night president obama acknowledged his failings and accomplishments, but he vowed the country's problems can be solved and the challenges met. >> yes, our path is hard, but it leads to a better place. yes, our road is longer, but we travel it together. we don't turn back, we leave no one behind, we pull each other up. we draw strength from our victories, and we learn from our mistakes. >> the president began the speech by accepting the democratic party's nomination for a second term. while her husband campaigned in iowa today, ann romney was
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doing the same in northern virginia. she hosted a rally in leesburg, courting the all-important women's vote. >> reporter: next first lady of the united states, i present to you ann romney. >> reporter: ann romney was back in her element. women for mitt rally was held at a riding stable. the horsewoman clearly appreciated the setting. >> i should tell you i feel right at home because i'm in a barn. >> from returning watching her horse in the olympics, ann romney hasn't had much time for riding. she's one of the fearest advocates for her husband, reaching out of to a critical voting bloc. the polls are tight. obama still holds a strong lead. during an interview ann romney repeated the case she made for her husband last week at the republican convention. >> i really hope that americans and virginians in particular have a really serious thought
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and say, you know he's very competent, he's a good person, he's done a lot of turnarounds, let's give him the keys to the car and see if he can't get the car running. >> behalf attacks i'm not surprised at all, but it's part of who mitt is, not to be able to talk about the piece he does -- he does these things, but guess what? he doesn't talk about these things. that's not who he is, so that'sic my job. >> reporter: the supporters see ann romney as an important campaign asset. >> she fits in perfectly. she supports her husband. he reps to me what i am. >> she's a mom. she seems real, and same values we have, you know, as americans, being a stay-at-home mom, knowing the important of family first.
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>> reporter: this is likely one of many trips for ann romney to virginia. tomorrow another romney will be in virginia. mitt romney holds a rally in virginia beach before heading to a nascar race in richmond. julie carey, news4. warm and steamy afternoon, but it could be a stormy weekend. right now 88 degrees, and take a look at the heat index, once again a very warm and humid date, and humid night in store as well. there is one lone shower, that's really about it, but take a look out to the west. there are severe thunderstorm watching all the way down into oklahoma. that with a strong, very strong frontal boundary. i think we have a good chance to
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see some severe weather during the day on your saturday. through your morning, how about this not bad at all. 83 degrees 587:00, by 7:00 a.m. tomorrow waking up to a temperature of around 87 degrees. then we have to turn or attention to the sky. 78. d.c. officials are taking more action to help the waterlogged residents. the mayor says the city will put new stormwater retention devices in those areas, and help installed rain barrels to check some of the runoff. these are short-term solutions as the city studies how to previcinity the chronic flooding in those neighborhoods. tonight prince george's county police are backing up part of a
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naacp's -- this happened along foster street. kyle was trying to steal a motorcycle at the time, and he sways shot in the back. he is still in the hospital and the district heights over who shot him is on administrative leave. heads up if you plan to take metro over the weekend. starting tonight imagine trach work will completely shut down three stations, and could cause major delays on the red line. >> jackie benning is live this afternoon to tell us what we need to know to get around. hi, jackie. >> reporter: the simple version is this. if you plan on coming into downtown d.c. this weekend, the some point you'll be getting off the train and on to a shuttle bus. that is because these three stations, union station, judiciary square, and farragut
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will be closed. >> the contractors are coming in to installed very thick co-ax capable in the tunnel walls and through the stations to provide seamless wireless coverage. >> reporter: now, there are two nationals games in town tonight, one starts a couple hours from now, coming up at 6:00, i'll give you tips on how to get to the ballpark. jackie bensen, news4. a northern virginia school was honored for being one of the best in the nation. arlington traditional elementary, the honor is given annually by the department of education, 269 schools were picked this year for high academic achievement. the secretary of education stopped by arlington applauding the kid and praisings the community for its success.
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>> when they come together teachers, principals, parents and community members, miracles like this appear. this is the best that our country has to offer. >> there are seven plus ribbon schools in our area. still ahead on "news4 at 5," can you really improve your memory by playing games? health experts weigh in. >> a virginia woman mored something in a flea market that was worth a lot. plus a slum her party with young girls were molested. young girls were molested. the former chair anncr: it'll start out as concrete and steel... but it'll become so much more. a new world-class resort casino in prince george's county.
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two thousand construction jobs to build it. four thousand permanent, good-paying jobs when it's done. hundreds of millions for maryland schools... real oversight to make sure the money goes... where it's supposed to. but none of it will happen unless we vote for... question seven this november. vote for question seven. and help build a better future for maryland.
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this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message.
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a new stud,reveals the key to being a happy teen may have nothing to do with cool gage either. or prom dates. researchers say teens with a positive, grateful disposition were 15% more satisfied with their lives than those who were ungrateful. teens who expressed the most gratitude were also less likely to abuse drugs or alcohol. students who were thankful also had less trouble in the class
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courtroom. there are games people love to play. >> things like words with friends or song pop. >> but are they giving you a brain boost or making you kind of dumb? >> classic board games are going -- all the rage of games like words with friends and song pop. some think playing them may help keep the brain sharp. the good news is experts in dementia and the aging process agree. >> they source of games, they certainly will help to still lat the brain, keep you challenged. >> reporter: the key is keeping yourself challenged. >> the thinking process where you're not sure about what the answer is, forces your brain to make new connections and to learn. 't the only wayt of course using to stay smart. doctors constituent tout
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low-tech brain activities, too like card names, crossword puzzles, and learning a musical instrument. >> this is not the only thing you're going to do. you need to find other things to do. >> reporter: exercise, even simple walking have been linked to brain health, and step away from the screen every once in a while for real face time with friends. erica edwards, nbc news. it's important to remember that computers games have kniffin been proven to prevent dementia, and they say play in moderation. >> they always do. he's hot now. >> it's hot in here -- >> no, no, it's comfortable. >> show them your blanket again. she does it every day, so we're having our temperature wars and asked you hot or cold.
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gotten nearly 50 responses, the guys are on my side. >> you have an undershirt, a long-sleeved shirt and jacket. >> and thermal underwear. >> and i'm if these little dresses. >> i do understand that. i do understand that, but, you know, just cool it off just a bit. let's show you what's going on outside. you don't need a blankets outside. it is abu right now, on the warm side, and yes, it is a bit humid. winds out of the south. that dew point sitting at nearly 70. so you know we are on the warm and humid side for sure. temperatures around the rest of the region sit like this, 93 in frederick and 09 in gaithersburg. the heat is here, cooler along the bay helping to keep out. one lone shower -- actually two showers. these aren't going to -- but
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could produce a brief heavy downpour. it's tomorrow we're looking at. once again back to the west, numerous thunderstorms. you see the watches, the pink area from western pennsylvania through ohio, indiana, in through illinois, down through missouri all the way into oklahoma that's a very strong frontal boundary. what does that mean? that means we have a pretty good chance, about a 30% chance of severe thunderstorms. to the north, a moderate risk. that's a 50% chance of see severe weather, not just thunderstorms, but severe weather. i think we will see thunderstorms here, and we will see a pretty good severe weather threat. warm temperatures today, plenty of sunshine, a nice day, just a bit on the warm side. here comes that frontal boundary, this is around 5:00, around the i-95 corridor, a lot of people heading down to the nascar race. i do expect you to see
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thunderstorms there, too. however, i expect them to move through most likely before the race starts. the race starts at 7:30. what will we see? again, they could be severe. the biggest po templeal here? damaging winds. here's the best news, this front moves through, takes severe weather out of it, and then we get into beautiful, beautiful weather on sunday, 3407bd, tuesday, it might be all next week. this evening a bit on the warm and humid side. tonight should be a great night for the nats game. waking up to a pretty nice start tomorrow, temperatures around 87 for a high, but then the storms move in. 79 on sunday, then nice weather, really just gorgeous, 80 on your monday. it looks like plenty of sunshine all week long. it's gotten hotter in here since we left. >> you're glistening. >> can we call now?
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>> no, because you're leaving. this is or habitat right now. >> all right. relief is coming. relief is coming. go out there where it's cold. why drivers experience a quicker ride. a maryland trooper talks about his near-death experience. coming up in sports tonight, we go live to coolidge high for our game of the week as natalie randolph continues to try to turn the program around. tonight at 6:00, we are getting new images from china after a series of deadly earthquakes ratsed that region. there is a very specific reason why this quake was so bad.
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friday night lights. it is here. high school football is upon us. every friday we'll feature a high school game of the week. kicking off our coverage, in the district, that's where you find zachary kiesch, more on a
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coolidge team looking for its first win. >> reporter: hey, dan, i appreciate it. i can't think of any better way than to kick off a bit of high school football. they're playing host to mckinley tech. both are winless, and hungry to get a victory. things started to change in 2010 for coolidge when science teacher natalie randolph was asked to be the head football coach. she agreed under one condition. they could change the team into a program that developed young men to win not only on the field, but also the game of life. >> i'm a teacher first, and i'm also a coach. hey, charles, what position do you play? that don't mean you have to run like a lineman. >> i teach on the field, my coaches teach on the field.
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we come at it with a teaching philosophy. this is more than just football. everybody here knows that. i focus on people's sons. >> reporter: football practice here starts in the same place each and every day. the library. how much have you read, michael? this doesn't look like much more. >> reporter: it cuts into valuable time on the field, but if you ask natalie, it's a essential part of the team's success. >> knowing that coach will handle anything that needs to be handled immediately is a huge relief and great backup, knowing she takes academics even more seriously than football. >> you're not going to be an athlete for the rest of their lives. they'll have to be productive members of society.
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there's so much more to life as football. >> since taking over, randolph has redefined gender roles and made molding these unions men her number one priority. >> there we go. get out of there. >> keep your head up, okay? >> if you're still wondering if a woman can coach football, you don't have to look far to find an answer. >> she's a real coach. she gets mad, she acts like a man, she backs you down. >> i try to give them everything i have. i know my assistant coaches giving them everything they have, and they're men. what that difference is, i'm not sure there is one. it's all about loving what you do and first and foremost loving these kids and making sure you do everything you can for them. >> reporter: a lesson in tough love with natalie randolph. you saw the tough part, the day in/day out grind, but here's the love. out of 22 seniors that graduate
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the last season, 21 got admitted into college. if you ask me that's a championship season. dan, back to you. >> thanks, zachary. she's played the game, she knows the game, she's a little lady, but man is she tough. we'll be looking forward to seeing what happens tonight as they look for their first win of the season. >> pretty exciting. and that's quite impressive. that's an impressive record. >> she has a commanding presence and those guys really respect her. that's the coolest thing about it. we will have the highlights. >> a commanding presence and guts. >> true, very true. >> thanks, dan. when we come back at 5:30, we'll hear from the wife of the man who was sentenced for molesting girls at a slumber party. scary moments at a local vineyard. >> and we're getting big buzz on line. did rihanna really kiss kris brown
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anncr: it'll start out as concrete and steel... but it'll become so much more. a new world-class resort casino in prince george's county. two thousand construction jobs to build it. four thousand permanent, good-paying jobs when it's done. hundreds of millions for maryland schools... real oversight to make sure the money goes... where it's supposed to. but none of it will happen unless we vote for... question seven this november. vote for question seven. and help build a better future for maryland.
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prcandidate is more likely toion return us to full employment. this is a clear choice. the republican plan is to cut more taxes on upper-income... people and go back to deregulation. that's what got us in trouble in the first place. president obama has a plan to rebuild america from... the ground up, investing in innovation, education... and job training. it only works if there is a strong middle class. that's what happened when i was president. we need to keep going with his plan. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message.
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five students have been expelled. there were 65 players, 18 chaperones on that trip. officials say the students snuck the prostitutes into their room at 5:30 in the morning, 30 minutes after the final bed check. employers added just 96,000 jobs last month. that's fewer than economists expected. mitt romney claims the president's plan isn't working fast enough. the president says this is progress. a 16-year-old learned his sentence today for killing his 92-year-old neighbor in prince george's county. he received the maximum sentence. police say he admitted stabbing thelma steele several times. now let's fast-forward to our weather. >> looking at a few storms around our area, berkeley county, west virginia, a pretty
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good storm there. nothing severe. the severe weather is back to the west. we're talking about a big area from western pennsvania all the way back through portions of the st. louis area. tome that threat will move off to the east. from richmond, which has the nascar race tomorrow night, right through washington, baltimore, up think philadelphia and new york, if you're out along the i-95 cordon, you want to watch out for storms. damaging wind is the biggest threat. most likely between 4:00 and 7:00 tomorrow night. i'll break it down. the had you been of a former falls church mayor was sentenced to 22 years in prison today for crimes against young girls committed in his own house. michael gardner says he didn't molest any of the girls, but the victims' parents say they believe the girls. the sentence came down today. >> michael gardner barely
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reacted. he was the only one to speak out in court today, but the victims say they got the last word. they are willing to go public, but because of the nature of the crimes we are not identifying them. >> i think it was the right sentence. i'm very happy with the judge, and i think he did right by our girls. >> a father chokes up after learning another father he trusted will spend more than two decades in prison. 48-year-old michael gardner convicted of sexual assault. gardner's wife says it never happened, but the victims' parents say it did. >> we have the utmost trust in the guaardners, and if it hadn' been our daughter, i might have been one of the people writing a her on his behave, but it was our daughter. >> reporter: but michael gardner
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denies it. he said in court -- i have been falsely accused and wrongfully convicted of crimes i did not commit. a cry for help from one distressed child visiting my home has been hijacked and that miscarriage has kaus us into darkness. >> mrs. gardner you believe in your husband's innocence? >> yes, i do. >> reporter: there's no doubt in your mind after a jury -- >> there was no doubt in my husband i did not commit the crime he's been fond guilty of. >> reporter: now fighting to repair their rep ties. >> i'm not distressed. my children are not here, and they know that their father is going to be in prison unless the appeals are successful, until, as they say, the age of their grandfather. that distresses them. >> michael gardner sentenced to 22 years in prison followed by three years probation. his attorney says he will appeal
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the conviction. there will not be a special ceremony at the national cathedral this year for the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, but the cathedral will offer prayers, as well as services in the afternoon and evening. reverend dr. francis wade, the interim cathedral dean, says the church has to help the country heal and move past the tragedy. he says the cathedral will offering prayers. three men are in custody tonight for a jewelry heist. this happened yesterday at king's jewelry store. one person threw something at the glass window, police say three grabbed $100,000 worth of watches. sheriff's deputies later spotted the getaway car. an accident at a local vin yard has a worker fights for his
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life. it happened at sugarlope. fire and rescue teams arrived to find an unconscious man trapped in a bin that separates grapes from stems. it took rescuers 25 minute toss free him. the victim was taken to baltimore's shock trauma unit with serious life-threatening injuries. tomorrow it should be easier and safer. a new fly-over ramp will connect exiting traffic. currently you have to cross multiple lanes of the toll rod to get to 495, but this will be a direction contention. transportation crews are putting up new overhead signs. coming up next at 5:00, "the washington post" food critic tom sietsema dishes the dirt on a former top contestant's restaurant. restaurant. a woman finds a
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i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. mitt romney's position on women's health...it's dangerous. vo:mitt romney and paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. and allow employers to deny coverage for cancer screenings and birth control. we can't afford to let him take away our choices... to take away basic health care. vo: both backed proposals to outlaw abortions...even in cases of rape and incest. i don't think that women's health issues have faced a crisis like this in decades.
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the achieve is known as for volt, but the former top chef
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contestant is putting his spin on the american diner. "the washington post's" tom sietsema has a look inside family meal. >> reporter: you see the boxy window-wrapped, family meal is the only diner i know serves tuna tartaree, but it was never designed to be a grease-stained page. an eclectic menu that bow toss diner traditions, even as first ka thes can buck fat, and mezkar-fired cocktails. the dish i would order every is the family meals fried chick. and a shot of stinging hot sauce. two other contenders are family meal's porkchop and rockfish.
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and peach relish that captured summer in every bite. rockfish arrives with collard greens and suck tausche of fava beans and tomatoes family meal lets you have the french fries in your choice of fat. the betts ending is the most original. smith island cake, alternating layers of yellow cake and chocolate icing and maryland's state dessert. two stars, a good rating. notice we want french fries and cake. coming up, they made headlines at the mtv's video music awards. a maryland state trooper talks about the tractor trailer that hit him.
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i'm liz crenshaw. should you tip on a takeout order at a restaurant. that's the question, coming up. that's a good question, too. i want to hear this answer. out there a few storms, nothing around the metro area, all back around the west. tomorrow i don't think that's going to be the ca heavy load in america. but mitt romney plan, a middle class to $2,000 more a year in taxes. multi-millionaires like himself hits the middle class harder... bigger break. forward for america? this message.
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anncr: this casino's in west virginia. but it makes millions off marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest ads. why? because voting for question seven is a vote to build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs and... ...according to the official department of legislative... services, hundreds of millions for our schools. while saving taxpayer money by cutting casino subsidies. question seven. good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia.
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a painting she bought at a flea market turns out to be the word of ren worry. on this rare find, hey, derricks. >> it turned up in a flea market. the woman who bought it, wants to be anonymous. luckily for the art world she followed some motherly advice. >> reporter: this hasn't been
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displayed since 1926. it was bought from a french art dealer business a wealthy patron of the art. she was out of baltimore. from there the trail goes cold. >> its whereabouts have been unknown. >> reporter: it did show up at a flea market in the shenandoah valley. and it got the attention of one of the browne browsers. >> what she liked about this was the frame. >> usually when you see that, you think, okay, this is a fake. >> this had the features of the real thing. >> straight ahead, it just liked rik. it's the color, the vibrant color, the pinks and purples.
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>> this was no fake. that is certainly ben the range of what similar ren worries have sold for. >> actually she was taken to a site by the colleague. >> they may spent a lifetime searching and researches. >> she really found a needle in a haystack. >> the experts tell us this painting was likely done around 1879, and the woman who bought it paid about $7 for it. coming up on "news4 at 6," we'll hear from the woman who found the needle in the haystack.
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>> you know there will be a debp line of cars heading out to flea markets this weekend. and ladies, we still have the hot or cold going, how do you like your thermostat. over 115 comments so far on my facebook page. and answer that question. pat loves it cold. -- i love it cold, wendy i think you're right in the middle? >> yeah, i don't want it too cold. >> not too cold. right now 88 degrees. most of you would probably say it's a little too humid. winds out of the south. temperatures around the region, 93 in rockville, 91, 85 in canton springs. so it's a very warm and humid afternoon, and will continuing to through the evening hours.
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if you're thinking about heading out, i don't expect to see any rain down there. it will be warm and humid to start. by the middle of the game it will be very comfortable. that's really it. that's what we talked about yesterday, the best chance along the mountains here, then back down to the south. just to the north of you, a few areas of lightning associated with it, too. tomorrow, heads up for everybody, because we have a chance, maybe a severe weather outbreak here along the mid-atlantic states and also towards portions of the mid eve east. what that means is we'll see strong thunderstorms, but we have a 30% chance of seeing severe. in this red area, that's a 50% chance, so very good chance of severe weather between philadelphia and new york. if you're driving up that way, be on the lookout.
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the biggest thing we're going to see is severe winds upwards of 50, 60, maybe 70 miles an hour, down towards nats park, no problem, as they take on the marlins, 85 degrees at gametime, looking good, warm and a bit on the humid side. i do think things will be getting more comfortable as we move on through the night. look at the overnight lows. a nice weekend in the mountains, again you are going to see that potential for severe storms just about everywhere, but pretty request saturday, and then sunday looking great everywhere. high temperatures right around where they are today, in the upper 80s to around 90, and once again we're talking about that severe weather threat. as we look toward the next couple days, 87 on your said, and then just some fantastic weather all next week.
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>> rihanna took home the big award at last night's video music awards, but this is what everybody is talking about. after her acceptance speech, she walked by chris down on the way offstage and exchanged a quick hug and chris. you may remember that she told oprah brown is the love of her life, but she denies they're back together. prince harry is back in afghanistan. the royal will spent the next four months in helmand province. the new assignment comes week after the nude photos of prince harry in las vegas were leaked. another hot topic online. today's google doodle, it's in honor of the "star trek" tv
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series. they make up the google logo. and you can beam captain kirk down to a planet or fight off aliens. can a president who has served two terms run again at a later date? is it illegal to sell food that is past its expiration date on the box. >> a lot of takeout orders tonight. >> and comfortable in the studio, we're celebrating that, too. so our first question will come from harper. he was watching coverage of the dnc earlier this week, and wants to know in bill clinton could ever run for president again. >> i like this question. the national archives answered the question. it pointed out to the 22nd amendment, it clearly says no person shall be elected to the office of president more than
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twice. clinton has already served two consecutive temperatures, which means he cannot be elected against. keep in mind a president does not have to serve two terms consecutively. but grover cleveland was the only president to leave the white house and then later return for a second term. all right. julie is asking our next question, because they found some expired cereal at the store. is it legal for the grocers to sell food past the expiration date? >> we turned to the food & drug administration and the -- it says it is legal to sell most foods past the expiration dates, that's because the fda and usda don't prevent the sale of foot past of date on the label, with the exception of infant formula. in fact neither agency requires expiration dates are required, however some states require a date displayed action and all
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food must be safe to eat, by law, so food manufacturers are held accountable for supplying -- i did not know that. >> interesting. all right. so if you're going to be ordering takeout, the last question is -- should you leave a tip on the takeout order at a restaurant? this is at the restaurant. not the delivery guy. >> no, just if you go to the restaurant and pick it up. we turned to tipping.org. it said that tips are not warranted or expected when picking up a takeout food from most restaurants. there is often less service involved for the wait staff when taking food to go as compared to sitting down for dinner at a restaurant. however, if you feel you received exceptional service and do feel compelled to leave a tip, that is fine as well. of course if you have a question, send it to us, connect with me on twitter, and on facebook. have a great tipping weekend.
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>> all right. >> everyone's got that tip jar. coming up next, a toot trooper is still recovering this eveningy getting hit by a truck. it's all caught on video. [ romney ] this president can ask us to be patient.
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this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message.
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a maryland state trooper was nearly killed, because -- this dash cam video shows a trooper being side swiped. he survived, but as katy cairos explains, he's still not back to work. >> reporter: it's a routine traffic stop. he's about to get let off with a warning after racing down i-70 west at more than 80 miles an hour. >> i do see a lot of reckless driving. >> reporter: as they work to protect the road, they are not always lucky. trooper avila's stop started the same way, but ended in a horrific accident. a tractor trailer driving too close to the shoulder slammed the police car, then hit the state trooper. >> i guess i heard the rumble strip just before the vehicle came across or came towards me.
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i took a quick glance over my shoulder, and i say it. >> reporter: he made it to the railing before collapsing. since then he's been taking physical therapy for injuries to his shoulder, back and legs. he's post-concussive syndrome. he can't balance and light hurts his eyes. >> sometimes i look at it, and just doesn't seem like the light is at the end of the tunnel, but i'm able to walk, doing a lot of physical therapy, trying to get back. >> reporter: the driver who hit him broke the move-over law. the law says drivers must drop their speed 10 miles under the speed limit or move to the left lane when they see an emergency vehicle on the shoulder. but it seems like many drivers either don't know about the law or aren't obeying it. >> reporter: the truck driver paid a fine, but the officer is
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paying a much higher price. putting their lives on the line to protect drivers, hoping another one won't cross that line. . >> well, doctors are not sure when trooper avila will be ability fully move his right arm. now at 6:00, a proust ties scandal. 9 right now president obama and mitt romney are on the campaign trail. the focus in both camps is a disappointing jobs report. video of an armed robber's attack was reported first on 4:00. tonight the church pastor who walked in on the gunman is speaking out for the first time. >> it was a shock that this happened, but it's not going to change our mission in any way. good evening, i'm jim handly in tonight for jim vance. >> we begin with a prostitution